Thursday, July 25, 2013

Maisey Yates - Top Ten Reasons to Love A Cowboy Hero

Put your boots on, ladies, because today I’m talking about cowboy heroes. 

Likely, if you know me, you know me for alpha billionaires with dark secrets and darker pasts. But my new love is the cowboy hero. 

Oh, I haven’t forsaken my billionaires. After all, there are some yearnings only a Greek Billionaire can answer! But today I’m talking about your Top Ten Reason to Love a Cowboy. 

10. The outfit. 

I won’t lie, I’m a sucker for a cowboy hat, boots, some tight jeans and a belt buckle. Now, I’m from the country and I spent a lot of years lying to myself about this. After all, we used to call Wranglers ‘Stranglers’ with much disdain, but now that my tastes have matured, I appreciate the ahem...virtues of the gear. 

9. Working Man Hands.

Rough masculine hands courtesy of hard labor. I find I have a weakness for that. Probably goes back to the days when my husband did work around people’s properties and cultivated the working class callouses. ;) 

8. Old-Fashioned Charm.

Is there anything sexier than a well placed “Ma’am” or “Darlin’”? I think not. 

7. Watching them ride.

Because there’s nothing hotter than a man who’s born to ride doing his thing, I tell you. 

6. They usually live in small towns. 

I’m from a small town, so in some ways, I think I had a natural resistance to writing about them. But now that I am, I’m reminded of all the things I truly love about living in one. And why they make a great setting! Small towns aren’t perfect. They aren’t just full of shiny happy people. They’re filled with individuals. Weirdos who just want to be alone, hippies, rednecks, former city people. Nice people, mean people, and yeah, a nosey neighbor or ten. 

But it’s also a place where people still wave at you when they drive past, and where someone will lend a hand when you need it. It makes for a lovely and diverse setting - either to live in or to read about!

5. Practical Uses. 

Life on the ranch is tough, and you have to be self-sufficient. A cowboy has to know how to get things done. From basic home repairs to emergency calf deliveries. Basically, if you need something done, he’s your man. 

4. He knows how to tie a good knot. 

I does a boy scout, but the outfit is not the same. See point number 10. Also...NO REASON might want a guy who knows his way around a rope is all. 

3. Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy. 

It becomes an even more exciting song if you’ve read a few cowboy romances. 

2. A Cowboy is a law unto himself. 

The world has moved on, sure, and a cowboy might even carry an iphone, but he’s still a guy from a different time. A man’s man who opens the door for you and tips his hat, and who can get away with saying some outrageous things. (And I LOVE a hero who says outrageous things!) 

1. He’s the kind of guy you can have your happily ever after with. 

The kind of guy who still believes in marriage, in family, and in keeping marriage vows. In short, he’s a true hero, and he makes for a wonderful fantasy. 

So, what are the reasons you have for loving a cowboy? Got any more to add?

My cowboy series kicked off in June with Unbuttoned, a Silver Creek novella, and continues August 20th with my first full length book in the series, Unexpected. 

Comment for a chance to win a digital copy of Unbuttoned!

***Maisey's winner is Rebe!  Please email with your email address and book format preference!***


bookworm54 said...

Good morning! I love your blog about a cowboy, I love cowboys too! I have a good friend who's a cowboy, he's always helping me out, even though he's busy with his own work...cowboy's keep their word, no matter what. I wish I had a e-book to read this novel, but will have two wait until its in those cowboys!

Maisey said...

Bookworm, I love that! That's how the cowboys I know are too. ;) And I can extend it to a lot of the country boys I know. They're good people!

Rebe said...

Cowboy boots and rough hands!

Maisey said...

Rebe, RAWR. ;)

erin said...

What a fun post! Congrats on the new release! I'm a sucker for the hat :)

Maisey said...

Erin, thanks! :D

Pat Cochran said...

My long, tall Texan is a "stayer" (as a youngster
his hero was Roy Rogers), we celebrated our 52nd
anniversary this year!

Pat C.

Maisey said...

Pat, I love it! That's wonderful. ;)

Christina Hollis said...

Great post, Maisey-point 4 really made me laugh! And a natural-born horseman gets my vote every time...

Maisey said...

Christina, oh indeed! ;) Thank you!

Maureen said...

I agree and I will add that his actions usually speak louder than his words.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Eli Yanti said...

I love the cover book already :)